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View Poll Results: Should I get a maid?
Yes, but treat her much better and pay her much more than is normal. 3 60.00%
Yes - according to usual expat practice. Someone will want the job and appreciate the employment. 0 0%
No - you don't need one, you have no job 1 20.00%
No - it is basically slavery 1 20.00%
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:33 AM   #1
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gimme some pros an cons

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:43 AM   #2
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i'm not the kind of person who can boss around a maid
it feels so uncomfortable

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:45 AM   #3
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every runny nosed foreigner employs an "Ai" to clean their apartments and such and even though they're paying in the end of the day they're bossing around a 50 year old woman to clean their shit up even though they're perfectly capable of just doing it by their own fucking selves, it's just kinda gross imo i dunno

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:46 AM   #4
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If you are not afraid of the impending revolution.

The workforce will rise!

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:49 AM   #5
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I'd go between nah because I enjoy my privacy and want to be able to walk naked around my house or yes and paying her or him a living wage/treating her or him graciously

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:50 AM   #6
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Although it's house cleaning, not a full time job, right? So I mean if not a living wage then to fairly compensate. Also don't waste her time

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:53 AM   #7
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I thought that maybe I could assign her certain tasks. Stuff that I hate doing.

Windows, dusting, mopping the floors - they only need to be done weekly.

And then give her a budget for food and have her plan meals, shop and cook Monday-Friday, and do dishes.

We can make our own beds and tidy up ourselves, and clean our own bathrooms.

I kind of think that having an Alice would be nice. I've always liked that idea.


 
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:54 AM   #8
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Also I come from a place of never having a maid when growing up so I don't know if this service is life changing or not. I've thought about hiring our house cleaning when the time comes that mike and I are both working full time and live in a bigger place. Floors, laundry, bedding, dusting, that kind of thing.

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:56 AM   #9
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every runny nosed foreigner employs an "Ai" to clean their apartments and such and even though they're paying in the end of the day they're bossing around a 50 year old woman to clean their shit up even though they're perfectly capable of just doing it by their own fucking selves, it's just kinda gross imo i dunno
btw just to clarify i was just thinking out loud
your situation is obviously not like that of a 25 year old hipster who came to china to learn chinese as a novelty

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:59 AM   #10
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Yeah I guess in the sense that I might end up home schooling two children and I'll have a bigger place to take care of, and I currently cook at least twice a day just to keep my kids well fed, my domestic workload is probably heavier.

But in terms of employing someone else to do these jobs for me, just because the dice rolled so that I can afford to do that, and she needs the money to survive...I am kinda the same

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:03 AM   #11
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Just fucken do it if you have the money, you don't strike me as some kinda taskmaster beast of a boss

imo you should be writing more not washing the same dish over and over and over and over and over until your dead

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:07 AM   #12
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Just fucken do it if you have the money, you don't strike me as some kinda taskmaster beast of a boss
vix strikes me more as the kind of boss lady who makes your soul shrink like a dried up piece of heated plastic with a single burn

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:16 AM   #13
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imo you should be writing more not washing the same dish over and over and over and over and over until your dead
Thanks for saying this. I can't decide if it's true but I appreciate the encouragement.

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vix strikes me more as the kind of boss lady who makes your soul shrink like a dried up piece of heated plastic with a single burn
Yeah see I do worry about this. Not that I see myself as being quite this efficient, but I could definitely inflict lasting damage, if the lunar cycle has aligned badly with my menstrual cycle and my children and husband have pissed me off one too many times.

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:20 AM   #14
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i choose: yes - it is basically slavery

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:29 AM   #15
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cleaning up after strangers can be one of life's most humbling experiences

think of it as providing the impoverished with spiritual wealth

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:05 AM   #17
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Bourgeoisie thread of the year?

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:06 AM   #18
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hilarious

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:36 PM   #19
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gimme some pros an cons
you know, you could actually use this as copy for your help wanted ad

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:08 PM   #20
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Notice how Poots implied that being a "wage slave" is the ideal option

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:32 PM   #21
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Fuck that vixnix just hire me as a maid. imma pro toilet bowl cleaner. all you gotta do is fly me over there and keep me well fed and full of cannabis smoke. should work out fine since singapore is awash with drugs.

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:57 PM   #22
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Cooking twice a day

Mercy

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:20 PM   #23
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I'm sorry that we can't all grow up and copy our parents to earn a living and never have to wrestle with gnawing uncertainty about our place in the world and what we should do with our lives, but for some of us, cooking twice a day actually feels like death.

 
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I hate doing dishes but I do them anyway

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:40 PM   #25
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I think you should get one Vix. Why the heck not? Would give you more time to spend with your boys. You deserve it.

 
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I'll cook your food too vixnix. It wil be full of weed.

 
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:08 AM   #27
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should I get married in singapore

 
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:28 AM   #28
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why do you need to cook at least twice a day? what the hell is that all about?

 
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:31 AM   #29
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That seems like too little cooking, here's how much I cook on an average day:

1. breakfast
2. brunch
3. elevenses
4. lunch
5. afternoon snack
6. tea
7. supper
8. dinner
9. midnight snack

 
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:32 AM   #30
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what about 'dusk delight'?

amateur

 
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